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Stopping for a School Bus

According to the Association of School Transportation Services of British Columbia , travel by school bus is statistically the safest method of ground transportation in ... is not so. Last January CTV News rode along in a Surrey school bus and recorded many drivers who did not even slow as they passed by ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/20 - 08:00 - 12 comments

Imposing a 30 km/h Speed Limit in Residential Areas

... Now many drivers currently slow down to 30 km/hr or so in school zones because that's where police enforcement is focussed. Buit if ... Yes I would agree with 30. In Campbell River, where school zone speeds are painted on the road, and the speed limit is in effect, ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/19 - 10:00 - 24 comments

What Does It Cost to Slow Down in a School Zone?

... Urging drivers to watch for children and slow down in school zones at the start of each school year is one example of this. Everyone ... does it cost a driver if they do slow down properly for a school zone? School zones are most often 50 km/h zones when drivers are not ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/19 - 10:00 - 3 comments

Rossland Slows Down

... to 30 km/h. Hmm you say, that's the same speed as a school zone. Well, not in Rossland, the speed there has been lowered too. It's ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/02/11 - 07:00 - 21 comments

Staying On Your Side of the Road

... Cutting Corner - BC Driving Blog Old School on this one All traffic on a industrial road should be equipped with ... the old highway. A few months ago. I was following a school bus, doing the speed limit. My position was such I could not see what ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/02/26 - 01:00 - 12 comments

Back to School 2016

Probably the oddest response that I ever had to school zone speed enforcement came early in my career. I caught a teacher ... explain the error of my ways because she thought that the school zone did not apply to her. Are you like this teacher? Can you excuse ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/20 - 08:00 - 10 comments

Q&A: How to Deal with a Traffic Ticket

... recall once early in my career where I wrote a speed in school zone ticket at 5:05 pm. Obviously it was an invalid ticket and had I ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/11/18 - 17:36 - 1 comment

A Safe Trip to School

... be in just as much of a hurry. Perhaps we need to have school zone campaigns at different times of the year that focus on issues other ... this year for your neighbourhood is The Walking School Bus. Young children gather together and are escorted to school safely by ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/11/19 - 00:00 - 6 comments

Speed Limits

... Should this be allowed for? If you are driving in a school zone at noon and there are children present would it be better to be ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/19 - 10:00 - 0 comments

RESEARCH - Seatbelts on the School Bus

I am frequently asked why school buses don't have seatbelts. The Alabama School Bus Seat Belt Pilot Project put seatbelts in school buses and studied ... the bus itself. Link: Read The Alabama School Bus Seat Belt Pilot Project (Research, Safety Equipment, ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:33 - 0 comments

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